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Gastropoda Hypsogastropoda Volutidae 

Melo umbilicatus (Broderip, 1826)

Type of listing: Name in current use


   Voluta ducalis Lamarck, 1811
   Melo umbilicatus Broderip, 1826

Common Name

Umbilicate Melon Shell p.163      Allan, J. 1950.  


Northern Territory to southern Queensland

  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricNE coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricCentral E coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricN coast
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGulf of Carp.
  ABRS RegionsAustralia200 m bathymetricGreat Barrier Reef
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaNorthern Territory
  ABRS RegionsAustraliaQueensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Northern Territory
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaAustralia (N)Queensland
  OBIS RegionsTropical Indo-West PacificIndo-MalaysiaPapua New Guinea?


depth: intertidal 
depth: shallow subtidal 
depth: subtidal [ to 20 m {POPPE1992A} ]
feeds on: animals 
larvae/young: direct development 
larvae/young: oviparous 
substrate: mud 
substrate: sand [ ]


 Allan, J. & Middleton, T.C. 1946. p.172 Biology and ecology
 Gray, J. E. 1855. p.54 [ as Cymbium umbilicatum (Broderip, 1826) ]  New combination
 Poppe, G.T. & Goto, Y. 1992. p.190, pl. 88, fig.1 [ synonymy, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Reeve, L.A. 1860. [ sp. 4, pl. 7, fig. 4a; pl. 8, figs 4b-e; pl. 9, fig. 5a; pl. 10, fig. 5b; as Cymbium ducale (Lamarck, 1811) ]  New combination
 Weaver, C.S. 1962. p.5 [ text figs 3, 4; as Melo ducalis (Lamarck, 1811) ]  New combination
 Weaver, C.S. & du Pont, J.E. 1970. p.75, pl. 29A-B [ synonymy, type information, distribution, habitat, description and remarks ]  General reference
 Wilson, B. 1994. p.125, pl. 26, figs. 7-8, pl. 26A, fig. 1 [ Pl. 27, fig. 5, description, distribution, habitat and remarks. ]  General reference


                        Volutidae Rafinesque, 1815
                          Cymbiolinae Bondarev, 1995
                            Melo Broderip in Sowerby, 1826
                              Melo umbilicatus (Broderip, 1826)


Taxon name record (intBiotaID=12418) created by Playpus Export Program on 2000-11-09. Record last updated by Shannon Reid on 2003-05-09.